The parish of Greenlands: St Anne is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Promoting a Safer Church

As a parish / church we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance. [Attached to this email is the Parish Safeguarding Handbook]

Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church. 

Details of our parish safeguarding officer can be found in the attached ‘Safeguarding in our Parish – who’s who. 

We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish.

All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.

Reporting a concern

Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further advice from Sharon Hassall, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as necessary.

Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team. If the concern involves one of our chaplains, please also contact Sharon Hassall direct.

Sharon's contact details are:

Telephone: 01254 503070

Mobile: 07711 485170

Email: [email protected]

Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2Q

Links to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found here:

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and that not everyone may want to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Below is a list of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services: NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child. Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything. National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse. Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to. Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Safeguarding in your Parish – who’s who?

The incumbent/priest in charge

Reverend Deborah Prest 01253 353900

The churchwardens

Ena Lumb 01253 592198

Sandra Boldison 01253 969262

The Parish Safeguarding Officer

Jane Thompson 07879774759

Hall managers and bookers

Ena Lumb 01253 592198

Sallie Ferguson 01253 356910

No Employed staff

Who co-ordinates work in your church related to children, young people, adults at risk (e.g. Sunday School, youth club, visiting team, transport)?

Reverend Deborah Prest 01253 353900

Ena Lumb 01253 592198

Sandra Boldison 01253 969262

Who are the other youth and children’s/adults at risk’ workers?

Names Contact numbers

Who will you talk to if you observe or are told about Safeguarding concerns?

Reverend Deborah Prest 01253 353900


POLICE - ALL NON-EMERGENCIES                      101

Local Authority - Children’s Services/Social Care

Blackpool: 01253 477299

Lancashire: 0300 123 6720

Blackburn w Darwen: 01254 666400

Local Authority - Adults Social Care

Blackpool: 01253 477592

Lancashire: 0300 123 6721

Blackburn w Darwen: 01254 585949

Local Authority - Out of Hours emergency Children’s Social Care Duty Team Blackpool: 01253 477299

Lancashire: 0300 123 6722

Blackburn w Darwen: 01254 587547

Local Authority - Out of Hours emergency Adult’s Social Care Duty Team

Blackpool: 01253 477600

Lancashire: 0300 123 6721

Blackburn w Darwen: 01254 587547

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Blackpool: 01253 477541

Lancashire: 01772 536694

Blackburn w Darwen: 01254 585184

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Sharon Hassall)

07711 485170

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (Rachael Campion)

07817 550224

Safeguarding Administrator

01254 503088

Thirtyone:eight 24-hour helpline     0303 003 1111

Past Cases Review helpline for children and adults      0800 802020

24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline      0808 2000 247

Action for ASD     01282 415455

Action on Elder Abuse     0808 808 8141

Age UK      0300 303 1234

Alzheimer’s Society    0300 222 11 22

Association of Christian Counsellors      0845 124 9569

Childline (lines are free and open 24 hours)      0800 11 11

Cruse     0808 808 1677

DABS Pathfinder Service     07854 653118

Lancashire Victim Support      0300 323 0085

Livability (Disability Charity)       020 7452 2110

Manchester Victim Support      0330 303 0162 / 0161 200 1950

Mind     0300 123 3393

NAPAC (Offers support to adult survivors of child sexual abuse)

0800 801 0331

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline (lines are free and open 24 hours)

0808 800 5000

National Rape Crises Helpline      0808 802 9999

Respond      0808 080 0700

SafeLine for Women       0800 800 5008

SafeLine for Men          0808 800 5005

SafeLine for Young People      0808 800 5007

Samaritans Helpline       116 123

Scope      0808 080 0700

Stop It Now! (Lucy Faithfull Foundation)     0808 1000 900

Supportline Telephone Helpline      01708 765200     Provides emotional support to male and female survivors of abuse and associated issues

The Survivors Trust       0808 801 0818

The Truth Project – for victims and survivors of sexual abuse    0800 917 1000

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